Spirulina – A Superfood to Help Decrease Radiation Levels

While there is no doubt that the loss of life and immense destruction from last week’s (March 11, 2011) so-called “great”, magnitude 9.0 earthquake, and subsequent tsunami which hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan is utterly tragic, the ongoing nuclear radiation threat makes the situation even more devastating.  I’m certainly not qualified to comment of the safety or otherwise of nuclear power plants, anyway, many others are having that discussion, so I will talk about something I do know. How superfoods can help out the people living in the contaminated areas.

To look at some history, on 26 April, 1986 a nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine). It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and it is the only one classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Even now, 25 years after the Chernobyl disaster, four million people in Ukraine and Belarus still live in dangerously
radioactive areas. The water, soil and food over an 11,000 square mile area remains contaminated. Over 160,000 children are victims of radiation poisoning, with birth defects, leukemia, cancer, thyroid disease, anemia, loss of vision and appetite and depressed immune system, now called “Chernobyl AIDS.”

Doctors reported spirulina’s health benefits for child victims of Chernobyl radiation. Spirulina reduced urine radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days. This result was achieved by giving 5 grams a day to children at the Minsk, Belarus Institute of Radiation Medicine. The Institute program treated 100 children every 20 days.

An unpublished 1993 report confirmed 1990-91 research, concluding “spirulina decreases radiation dose load received from food contaminated with radionucleides, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90. It is favorable for normalizing the adaptive potential of children’s bodies in conditions of long-lived low dose radiation.”71

Based on testing in 1990, the Belarus Ministry of Health concluded spirulina promotes the evacuation of radionucleides from the human body. No side effects were registered. The Ministry considered this food was advisable for the treatment of people subject to radiation effects, and requested additional donations from the Earthrise Company of California and Dainippon Ink & Chemicals of Japan.72 Previous research in China in 1989 demonstrated a natural polysaccharide extract of spirulina had a protective effect against gamma radiation in mice.74 Subsequent research showed phycocyanin and polysaccharides enhanced the reproduction of bone marrow and cellular immunity.26

In a 1991 study of 49 kindergarten children aged 3 to 7 years old in Beryozova, spirulina was given to 49 children for 45 days. Doctors found T-cell suppressors and beneficial hormones rose, and in 83% of the children, radioactivity of the urine decreased.73

A Russian patent was awarded in 1994 for the use of spirulina as a medical food to reduce allergic reactions from radiation sickness. The patent was based on a study of 270 children living in highly radioactive areas. They had chronic radiation sickness and elevated levels of Immunoglobulin (IgE), a marker for high allergy sensitivity. Thirty five were prescribed 20 tablets per day (about 5 grams) for 45 days. Consuming spirulina lowered the levels of IgE in the blood, which in turn, normalized allergic sensitivities in the body.75
Research continuing through 1999 in Belarus showed immune building, normalization of peroxide lipid oxidation and detoxifying effects of spirulina supplements in children and teenagers. Scientists theorized spirulina may form non-absorbable complexes of radionucleides through analogues such as calcium or potassium and promotes their excretion.

71. Loseva, L.P. and Dardynskaya, I.V. Spirulina- natural sorbent of radionucleides. Research Institute of Radiation Medicine, Minsk,
Belarus. 6th Intl Congress of Applied Algology, Czech Republic, Sep. 9, 1993.
72. Sokolovskiy, V. Corres. from the First Secretary BSSR Mission to the United Nations, May 20, 1991.
73. Belookaya, T. Corres. from Chairman of Byelorussian Committee “Children of Chernobyl” May 31, 1991.
74. Qishen, P. et. al. Radioprotective effect of extract from spirulina platensis in mouse bone marrow cells studied by using the micronucleus
test. Toxicology letters. 1989. 48:165-169.
75. Evets, P. et. al. Means to normalize the levels of immunoglobulin E, using the food supplement spirulina. Grodenski State Medical
Univ. Russian Fed Comm Patents and Trade. Patent (19)RU (11)2005486. Jan. 15, 1994.
76. Loseva, L.P. Spirulina platensis and specialties to support detoxifying pollutants and to strengthen the immune system. Research
Institute of Radiation Medicine, Minsk, Belarus. Presented at 8th Int’l Congress of Applied Algology, Italy Sep. 1999.

Spirulina, Certifications, Quality, Location, Nutrients & Process

Here Are some details on our Certified Organic Spirulina

Spirulina has been consumed as a food for centuries, with ancient cultures in South America and Africa using spirulina for its amazing therapeutic properties and dense nutrient content. Recently spirulina has been termed the richest, most nutritious super food known to man and a September 2005 issue of AARP Magazine listed spirulina as the number one food to add years to your life.

Spirulina

Spirulina is arguably nature’s most powerful green food. With over 60% Protein content, Spirulina is the highest, most digestible source of “complete” protein. Spirulina is also the source of several important phytonutrients like Carotenoids; Essential Fatty Acids like Gamma Linolenic Acid; Vitamin B12 which is not found in any other green food; trace minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Selenium; Sulpholipids and the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide dismutase (SOD) all of which are in a bio-available form.This ability of being easily digested and assimilated is due to spirulina’s lack of cell wall. Most remarkably spirulina is the highest source for phytopigments like Phycocyanin, Beta-carotene, Zeaxanthin and other plant pigments that define green foods like Chlorophyll, making spirulina the most cost effective of green foods.

Parry Nutraceuticals’ Organic Spirulina certification under USDA NOP is based on the USDA – NOP standards October 2005, which restricts use of Chilean nitrate as the Nitrogen source. Parry uses a vegetarian source of Nitrogen and Phosphorous for  Organic Spirulina cultivation. Parry Nutraceuticals also has received declaration from the certifying bodies – IMO, Switzerland & Naturland, Germany – to this effect.

Spirulina Certifications

Parry Nuetraceuticals Ceriified Organic Spirulina is grown twenty miles away from the historic town of Pudukottai in South India at Oonaiyur.

The temperature here is extremely conducive. We grow our microalgae across one hundred and thirty acres of land in a remote hamlet where there is no ground water contamination. Most importantly, there is no other agricultural activity in this area, so the possibility of artificial fertilizer / pesticide contamination too does not exist.



Cell Rejuvenation For Optimal Health – Part 9 – Daily Regime

Having learned about the things which affect your quality of life how do you protect yourself from the daily onslaught?

Develop a daily regime.

After all we are “attacked” on a daily basis, so it makes sense to protect yourself on a daily basis.

Your simple daily regime should include, the following (follow the links to read more about each):-

  • Drinking plenty of pure energized water – drink Hexagon Water
  • Intake of enzymes to preserve your “personal supply” and create a reserve – if you run out of enzymes you run out of life – drink Bio N-Zymes
  • Detoxification – a toxic body is a sick body – internal detox consume Chlorella – external detox apply Super Kino Plasters
  • A way to increase your alkalinity – an alkaline body is a step towards a healthier you – consume Wheatgrass and Japanese Plum Balls
  • Intake of essential nutrients – consume Chlorella, Spirulina and Stabilized Rice Bran
  • Intake of antioxidants – to fight free radicals which damage your body at a cellular level – consume Stabilized Rice Bran

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What Is Fuelling Your Body? Empty Calories or Natural Superfoods?

Chemicals in processed food? “Empty calories” from high fat, high sugar foods or fast food?

Artifical this? Artificial that? It’s scary when you read the ingredient labels on some processed foods. You would need to be a scientist to even pronounce some of the ingredient names. And “they” expect us to eat it.

IN REALITY, NATURE KNOWS BEST!

Fresh whole foods really are what we should be eating. Nature has provided all the components to make a complete nutritionally balanced diet.

What’s more, because they are not processed they are more affordable, and with minimal packaging, the impact on the environment is lessened.

So what are nature’s whole foods?

VEGETABLES

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bell peppers (capsicum)
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms, crimini
  • Mushrooms, shiitake
  • Mustard greens
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Potatoes
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sea vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Yams

FISH & SEAFOOD

  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna

FRUITS

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe (Rockmelon)
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon/Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

LOW-FAT DAIRY

  • Cheese, low-fat
  • Eggs
  • Milk, 2%, cow’s
  • Milk, goat
  • Yogurt

BEANS & LEGUMES

  • Black beans
  • Dried peas
  • Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Lima beans
  • Miso
  • Navy beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Soybeans
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu

POULTRY & LEAN MEATS

  • Beef, lean organic
  • Calf’s liver
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Venison

NUTS & SEEDS

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Flaxseeds
  • Olive oil, extra virgin
  • Peanuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts

GRAINS

  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Whole wheat

SPICES & HERBS

  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chilli pepper, dried
  • Cilantro/Coriander seeds
  • Cinnamon, ground
  • Cloves
  • Cumin seeds
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric

NATURAL SWEETENERS

  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Cane juice
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup

OTHER

  • Green tea
  • Soy sauce (tamari)
  • Water

It isn’t always easy to get the right amount of nutrition, even from whole foods. That’s where NATURAL SUPERFOODS come to the rescue , nutrient dense foods like:-

Chlorella

Certified Organic Spirulina

Stabilized Rice Bran

Lecithin

Liquid Chlorophyll

Wheatgrass Powder

Certified Organic Green Tea

And engergized Hexagon water

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Spirulina VS Chlorella

You may ask “If I’m taking Spirulina do I need to take Chlorella?”

It’s not actually a competition or duplication, it’s more of a collaboration.

Spirulina is the world’s richest food. It’s able to supply you with more than 100 nutrients in very high concentrations. This is why it’s so important to take Spirulina which is Certified Organic. By taking Spirulina, you can be sure of getting all nutrients you need.
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While you’re having all the nutrients, you also need to detox the body daily for better health and vitality.


Chlorella has a unique fibrous cell wall to bind all toxins including heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides and excrete them from the body. Also Chlorella contains very high nuclecic acid RNA and DNA and unique Chlorella Growth Factors to promote growth and regeneration for a younger and more beautiful you. You must ensure the Chlorella you choose has a “broken cell wall” to avail you of the maximum benefits.
Click Here to Find Out More About Our Broken Cell Wall Chlorella

Download the following PDF file on Chlorella:-

Chlorella

I hope you have found this information helpful in choosing your nutritional needs.

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Spirulina Research

I’ve found this wonderful place with information on spirulina research:-

The Spirulina Health Library contains over 100 published scientific references covering 30 years of international research. It is solely for education. It is not intended as medical advice or as a guide for self-treatment. Consult a qualified health care practitioner for diagnosis or treatment of any disease or medical condition.

I recommend to take a look at Spirulina Health Library

Here is a brief sample:-


Spirulina is gaining more attention from medical scientists as a nutraceutical and source of potential pharmaceuticals. There are several new peer reviewed scientific studies about Spirulina’s ability to inhibit viral replication, strengthen both the cellular and humoral arms of the immune system and cause regression and inhibition of cancers. While these studies are preliminary and more research is needed, the results so far are exciting…”

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Nn Liquid Chlorophyll

Nn Liquid Chlorophyll – All Natural Green Tonic

Nn Liquid Chlorophyll provides nutritionally stable, easily assimilated chlorophyll processed from the young leaves of Mulberry (Morus alba L.) from China. Cultivated without the use of chemicals, the chlorophyll-rich leaves are carefully harvested and unique extraction techniques are employed to preserve the health-enhancing integrity of the chlorophyll.

Pleasant tasting Nn Liquid Chlorophyll is safe for people of all ages including pregnant and breast-feeding mothers.

Directions: Add one tablespoon of Liquid Chlorophyll to a mug (200-250 ml) of water, stir and drink immediately. Do not mix in warm or hot water. Take twice daily before meals to achieve a high level of wellness.

Chlorophyll – “Nature’s Cleanser”
Chlorophyll’s chemical structure is similar to hemoglobin, the pigment found in red blood cells. It has proven useful as a blood builder to improve red blood cell count and correct anemia. In humans chlorophyll increases the supply of fresh oxygenated blood for more youthful metabolism and vitality. Often referred to as “Nature’s Cleanser”, it detoxifies the bowels, kidneys, lungs and blood stream to keep the body cleansed and ready to repair and rebuild itself.

Known as the most powerful cleansing agent in nature, chlorophyll detoxifies the bowels, liver, kidney and bloodstream. It normalizes the beneficial intestinal flora, stimulates tissue regeneration and accelerates the healing of wounds and burns. It also assists in digestion, regulates calcium in the body and increases iron absorption.

Time-proven chlorophyll, the green tonic from nature, when taken regularly, can do more than just cleanse your cells. It can actually rejuvenate and energize your entire body… inside and outside!

Chlorophyll:

  • Accelerates inner cleansing, which revitalizes circulation. This helps repair and rebuild joints and muscles, and promotes youthful flexibility.
  • Boosts immune response to swiftly repair and rebuild cells. This resists aging and cellular deterioration.
  • Increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. This is necessary to maintain clean arteries, which are the very lifeline of youthful wellbeing.
  • Deodorizes the entire body to make you feel more refreshed and invigorated; and free from flatulence, bowel irregularity, and mouth and body odor.

Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants, is known to possess a spectrum of health-promoting functions that can make you look and feel much younger and healthier. The “life-blood” of plants, it is what hemoglobin is to the human body.

Ingredients
Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin (derived from Morus alba L.), purified water, permitted food grade preservatives.

Questions & Answers
Liquid chlorophyll supplements available in the market are generally derived from the alfalfa plant. Why is the source of chlorophyll in Nn Liquid Chlorophyll not alfalfa?
Nn Liquid Chlorophyll is obtained from White Mulberry (Morus alba L.), a time-honored source of rich, health-promoting chlorophyll that does not cause adverse side effects. The same cannot be said of alfalfa. The Ministry of Health of Malaysia cautions those with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an auto-immune condition prevalent in Malaysia, to consult their physicians before consuming supplements containing alfalfa.

Why is chlorophyll extracted from White Mulberry or Morus alba L. special?
Morus alba L., popularly known as White Mulberry or Silkworm Mulberry, is well-known in silk-producing countries, such as China, Japan, India and Vietnam. Young tender Mulberry leaves are fed to silkworms to yield high-productivity strains for quality silk. Chinese herbalists use Mulberry leaves to re-balance the body’s vital energy levels. Mulberry grown without the influence of harsh chemicals and pesticides yields chlorophyll that is true to the natural chemical composition found in the leaves themselves.

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Certified Organic Spirulina

World’s FIRST & ONLY Prestigious USP Grade Spirulina USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) Grade. The ultimate in quality Assurance

Each tablet provides 200mg USP Grade Certified Organic Spirulina From Parry Nutraceuticals, India.

Easy-to-swallow – smaller & more compact No binders, filler or chemical additive -100% Natural.

Consistently highest quality, potency, and safety in every batch of production.

100% free from contaminants.

Total compliance to Certificate of Analysis claims for identity, strength, purity and quality.

Certified Organic Spirulina – The ONLY spirulina in the world to receive the prestigious USP Grade.

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Unbeatable Quality
Scientific Controlled cultivation and production. Over 40 quality control tests are conducted on every production lot to check for algal toxins, trace heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides.


Scientifically & Extensively Researched.

Cultivated ecologically under scientifically controlled conditions in remote, pristine areas, away from commercial, agricultural or industrial land, using high quality water and nutrients, without pesticides or herbicides. Quick harvesting and advanced spray-drying technology ensure total freshness and nutritional potency.

Parry Nutraceuticals Organic Spirulina Cultivation farm. Spirulina cultivation farms are Located in a remote hamlet south of India, named Oonaiyur. Pollution free environment with pure ground water for cultivation of algae.

Extremely conducive temperature
Summer – 26º C to 39º C
Winter – 21º C to 27º C

Parry, under the Murugappa Group, one of the biggest holding companies in India, started on Micro algal R&D since 1977 under MCRC ( Murugappa Chettiar Research Center). Parry Commercialized Spirulina production with world class facilities in 1990’s, first in India.

WHAT IS SPIRULINA?
Spirulina is a simple, multi-celled, blue-green algae (Chlorophyll – green, phycocyanin – blue).

Found in warm, alkaline fresh water (pH 8 – 11, temp. 32o – 45o C) Has a relatively large – 0.5 mm (100x the size of most algae). Does not have hard cellulose membrane, no well-defined nucleus.

Green Energy
Earth’s Richest Food Highest concentration of important nutrients Widest spectrum of nutrients Packed with over 100 nutrients Easily digested and absorbed Readily used by the body.

Did You Know?
Spirulina’s wondrous nutrition has helped children in India and Africa recover rapidly from mild nutrition.
Spirulina’s wondrous nutrition has also helped strengthened immunity and reduced radioactivity in Chernobyl Nuclear disaster victims.

Because of its wondrous nutrition, spirulina is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nation (UN) as a SUPERFOOD.

Provides Outstanding Nutrition For All Ages

  • Rich in Protein ( amino acids)
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Trace minerals
  • Enzymes (>2000)
  • Chlorophyll
  • Phytonutrients
  • Antioxidants Etc.

Super Protein source – 65% Protein Complete protein. Free form amino acids.

Offers Instant Energy Lift.
The cell wall is made of complex sugar (NOT Cellulose) that dissolves quickly to provide instant energy boost.

All nutrients are in free-form state for immediate absorption and assimilation.

An Ideal Anti-Ageing Food.

  • Ensures healthy vision
  • Builds healthy digestive system
  • Boosts energy level very rich in anti-oxidants and other components such as:
  • vitamins B1 and B6, zinc, manganese, copper methionine, vitamin E, beta-carotene and carotenoids, trace element, selenium,Beta-carotene

More than any other wholefood supplement.

  • Calcium – 10 times more than milk
  • Iron 50 times more than raw spinach – 28 times more than raw beef liver
  • Vit E – 3 times more than raw wheat germ – 49% more biological active than synthetic E
  • Vit B12 – 2 – 6 times more than raw beef (GLA) 3 times more than EPO
  • Chlorophyll 5 – 30 times more than alfalfa barley grass or wheatgrass

Other nutrients

  • sulfolipids
  • Glycolipids
  • phycocyanin
  • SOD
  • RNA & DNA

An Ideal Food For Weight Management
Complete nutrients and low calories to make sure your body gets enough nutrient while dieting.
Take before meal to curb appetite or craving that causes overeating.
Highly alkaline to reduce water retention caused by toxic acid waste accumulation.

Spirulina’s All Around Health Benefits

  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Supports cardiovascular health and lowers cholesterol.
  • Improves gastrointestinal and digestive health.
  • Enhances natural cleansing and detoxification.
  • Protects against Anaemia.
  • Helps weight control.
  • Promotes healthy, vibrant skin.